Author: Mark Walsh
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date: 2003
Using a clear and systematic approach to the whole research process, this book links research to clinical governance and evidence-based practice, explains which models of research to use for different projects, and explains how to evaluate others' research.
Author: Chris Brooker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-01-08
This second edition of Foundations of Nursing Practice has been revised and updated specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in all fields of practice The book explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. Core nursing skills are emphasised to reflect the importance of clinical skills as well as the underpinning theory. Aids to learning in each chapter: Learning outcomes Interactive boxes for all age groups and fields of nursing practice Key words and phrases for literature searching Useful websites, references and further reading. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to nursing that will meet the needs of students, nurses returning to practice, mentors and other registered nurses. Relevant to all branches of nursing settings: infants, children, adults, pregnant women, older people and people with a learning disability or mental health problems Themes relevant to all stages and fields of nursing practice include safety, infection prevention and control, managing stress, communication, managing wounds and pressure ulcers, and dealing with loss Scenarios develop the skills of evidence-based practice, critical thinking, reflection and health promotion, and encourage further learning The areas of psychology, sociology, physiology and pathology are clearly related to nursing practice Key principles of health promotion, the law and ethics, the human lifespan and development are explained in earlier chapters, then applied in later chapters Cultural diversity information helps with understanding the needs of people from different backgrounds Person-centred approach encourages problem solving and application to practice Evidence-based practice is explicit throughout, and best-practice guidelines underpin exploration/explanation of nursing care. Easy-reference Glossary at the back of the book. Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum including the NMC (2010) competencies and Essential Skills Clusters Greater emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable people, maternal health and first aid Self-test questions with answers available on accompanying website.
Author: Carol Boswell
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2007
Perfect for BSN-level Nursing Research Courses! Rather than introducing nursing students to how to conduct research, Introduction to Nursing Research illustrates to students how they can incorporate research into their daily practice and how research relates to hospital policies and procedures. The book alerts the reader to focus on potential weak areas within the dissemination of the research project. Each chapter provides numerous clinical examples demonstrating the evidence-based application.
Author: Jeremy Jolley
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2010
Want to know what research and nursing have in common? The answer is everything. Every time you meet a new patient you gather information about them, which is a form of research. This book looks at research in the context of a nursing student so you can learn how to use research skills during your study and future career. It covers everything from basic interviews, quantitative and qualitative data all the way to creating and summarizing questionnaires. Research is a fundamental part of the nursing and An Introduction to Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare is the ideal book to get you started. "I read your excellent book, one of the only 2 I read cover to cover, and was delighted that by the end, I had a pretty good idea of what to do and write. The last section, 'How to succeed with your essay', is brilliant and I am sure I am not the only student whose bacon you saved." Ms AC Silva, University of Greenwich "The book is not overly academic, it debunks jargon, advises caution over reliance on internet sources and introduces new words and terminology well. There are examples of how practitioners are using research and evidence-based practice on the ground, and it keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. It is like having a friendly, informative chat." Review by Irene Mabbott, practice development co-ordinator, evidence based practice, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Review from Nursing Standard magazine, volume 25 no. 19 January 2011 "Very easy to follow and not too much jargon." - Ms Cobbold, INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY "This will be a good start for students new to research." - Dr Horton, DIVISION OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY "Some of the chapters in this book would be particularly useful for undergraduate students. Chapter two entitled The literature and Chapter three Evidence-based practice should provide useful information for undergraduate students studying research for the first time ." - Dr Curtis, SCHOOL OF NURSING, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN "This is an ideal introductory text for nursing students new to research. I read it cover to cover in two days!" - Dr McNicholas, DEPT OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY "I already recommend Rana & Upton and I think that this book offers a good complementary text. I particularly like the practice examples and thinking points that are specifically applied to nursing." - John Aldridge, School of Health, University of Northampton "Easy to read clear advice" - Ms Brady, SCHOOL OF NURSING, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY "Following reading through I found it a clear and easy to read and digest text and have been reccomending to students," Ms Atherton, School of Health Care, LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY "This book is straight forward in approach and is well structured." Mrs. Caroline Downs, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
Author: Rose Marie Nieswiadomy
Release Date: 2002
My primary purpose for writing the fourth edition of this book continues to be promoting interest in research, particularly research conducted by nurses. I firmly believe that research is essential to the growth of the nursing profession. Nursing research improves patient care and demonstrates that nurses are key members of the health care team. Research results show that nurses are not only caring but efficient providers of health care. As a reader of this book, you are not expected to become proficient in critiquing research reports or to be able to conduct research independently. My goals for writing this book will have been achieved if you: are more enthusiastic about nursing research have gained knowledge about the research process possess beginning skills necessary to evaluate research findings are motivated to use research findings in your practice have the desire to conduct your own research studies in the future. For those of you who are just beginning your careers in nursing, the future of the profession depends on you. This book is intended primarily for individuals with little research experience, particularly undergraduate nursing students. However, many students in graduate programs have used this text to gain a better understanding of nursing research. They have commented that this text explains the research process clearly and succinctly. It is my hope that practicing nurses will also use this book as they evaluate study findings for use in practice and as they begin to conduct their own studies. FEATURES OF THE BOOK The informal writing style has been maintained in this fourth edition of the text. The book is even more learner-friendly than the previous three editions. In the past, readers have made many positive comments about the writing style. Students have said that they often feel as if they are talking with me, the author. Please interact with me as you read this text. You can nod in agreement, frown in disagreement, or shake your head in disbelief if you do not understand the material. Regardless of your responses, pleasereact!Get involved. This is the best way to learn about research. The exercises at the end of the chapters are meant to help you get excited about research. Because most of you will not be conducting research while you are learning about the research process, exercises in class will help to simulate what it would be like if you were actually carrying out the steps of a study. Material is presented in a very concrete manner. This book presents approximately 60 excerpts from recent studies published by nurses to illustrate various aspects of research. New terms are highlighted and defined the first time they are discussed. At the end of Chapters 3 through 15, a section is devoted to critiquing the specific step of the research process that each chapter addresses. Also, a set of critiquing questions is highlighted in a box for easy access. Each chapter concludes with a summary of the content presented in the chapter. Two distinctive features of the book are the Get Involved Activities and the Self-Tests at the end of each chapter. Readers tell me that they like to see how well they perform on the self-tests. Answers to all questions are provided at the back of the book. A new feature of the text is the inclusion ofResearch on the Web.This feature appears in each chapter, encouraging readers to go to the free Companion Website atwww.prenhall.com/nieswiadomyto access the interactive, chapter-specific modules. Each module consists of a variety of critical thinking and other exercises, links to other online resources regarding nursing research, and objectives. Instructors adopting this textbook have free access to the online Syllabus Manager™feature of the Companion Website,www.prenhall.com/nieswiadomy. It offers a whole host of features that facilitate the students' use of the Companion Website, and allows faculty to post syllabi, course information, and assignments online for their students. Finally, online course management companions forFoundations of Nursing Research, 4th Editionare available for schools using Blackboard, Course Compass, or WebCT course management systems. The online course management solutions feature interactive modules and an electronic test bank for teaching this course content through distance learning. For more information and a demonstration of Syllabus Manager™or Prentice Hall's online course companions, please contact your Prentice Hall Sales Representative. Tell yourself that learning about nursing research can be interesting, fun, and exciting. Have a happy journey! Rose Marie Nieswiadomy, PhD, RN
Author: Bernard J. Healey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-12-11
A comprehensive guide to the structure, synergy, and challengesin U.S. health care delivery Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges offers new insights into the most important sectorsof the United States' health care industry and the many challengesthe future holds. Designed to provide a comprehensive andup-to-date understanding of the system, this textbook covers themany facets of health care delivery and details the interaction ofhealth, environments, organizations, populations, and the healthprofessions. Written by authors with decades of experience teachingand working in health care administration and management, the bookexamines the current state and changing face of health caredelivery in the United States. Each chapter includes learningobjectives and discussion questions that help guide and engagedeeper consideration of the issues at hand, providing acomprehensive approach for students. Cases studies demonstratinginnovations in the delivery of health care services are alsopresented. Health care administration requires a thorough understanding ofthe multiple systems that define and shape the delivery of healthcare in the United States. At the same time, it is important forstudents to gain an appreciation of the dilemma confronting policymakers, providers, and patients in the struggle to balance cost,quality, and access. Introduction to Health Care Services:Foundations and Challenges is an in-depth examination of themajor health care issues and policy changes that have had an impacton the U.S. health care delivery system. Includes information on U.S. health care delivery, from care tocost, and the forces of change Focuses on major industry players, including providers,insurers, and facilities Highlights challenges facing health care delivery in thefuture, including physician shortages, quality care, and thechronic disease epidemic The U.S. health care system is undergoing major reform, and theeffects will ripple across every sector of the industry.Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges gives students a complete introduction tounderstanding the issues and ramifications.
What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 6th edition, this easy to read guide keeps on providing a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice. The new edition includes: o Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countries o Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvement o Chapter learning outcomes and key points o A companion website featuring an interactive glossary, reflective exercises and free access to SAGE journal articles for students, as well as SAGE videos and seminar notes for lecturers and more This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.
Author: Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2010-08-26
Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! 2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Nursing Research! "This is a much needed addition to nursing's arsenal of policy books. It is the first to really examine the need for scientific evidence to underpin policy. The two editors are pioneers in research and have led nursing research to new levels. It is fitting they do the same in underscoring the important role nurses have in using their programs of research to develop policy agendas."Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's A must-read for health care policy makers, as well as nursing students, faculty, and professionals, this groundbreaking text provides actual strategies for translating nursing research to health policy at all levels of policy-making. The editors, both leaders in nursing research, provide key findings from research programs that have positively influenced health policy decisions and programs at community, state, national, and international levels. The first compilation of information linking health policy and nursing research, this text presents perspectives and frameworks for understanding the processes bridging research and health policy; multiple factors influencing the processes; and actual examples of National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)-funded research that has influenced health policy programs. Key Features: Examples of NINR-funded research that has been used at all levels to influence health policy, including settings, populations, and age spectrums Models and strategies for linking research and health policy Lessons learned from pioneer nurse scientists who have shaped health policy with nursing research Recommendations for improving nurses' work environments for better patient outcomes
Author: Dr. Marianne R Jeffreys, EdD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2010-06-21
"This book will help educators understand the multidemensional process of cultural competence, and the vignettes it provides will be useful to anyone who teaches cultural competence."--Nursing Education Perspectives In our multicultural society, nurses and health care providers, educators and administrators, professional association leaders, and researchers must work toward achieving cultural competency. This new edition, along with the digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit, offers a unique and effective guide to do just that. Newly updated and revised, this book presents ready-to-use materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence strategies and programs. Users will learn to identify the needs of diverse constituents, evaluate outcomes, prevent multicultural-related workplace conflict, and much more. Complete with vignettes, case exemplars, illustrations, and assessment tools, this book is required reading for those working in academic settings, health care institutions, employee education, and nursing and health care organizations and associations. Key Features: Offers a wide selection of educational activities and techniques for diverse learners Presents guidelines for helping educators, students, and professionals to maximize strengths, minimize weaknesses, and facilitate success Describes toolkit questionnaires for measuring and evaluating cultural learning and performance Provides guidelines for employee orientation programs to achieve cultural competence in the workplace The Digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit: The Toolkit consists of three sets of tools and a total of 21 distinct tools. The three sets of tools are: Resources for Academic Settings; Resources for Health Care Institutions; and Resources for Professional Associations. Taken together, the tools provide a comprehensive set of materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence education strategies and programs. These tools may be used alone or in conjunction with other tools and will be of use to a broad range of readers at all levels: nurses, educators, administrators, association leaders, managers, researchers, students, and other health care providers. The tools and this book will enable you to achieve optimal cultural competence.
Release Date: 2007
By focusing on the role and concepts of professional nursing, Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice, 4th Edition provides an in-depth look at nursing in the real world. Written specifically for students who are already RNs, it acknowledges the education and experience they already have while introducing new and exciting topics. The text covers everything from the history of nursing to modern issues in nursing, all of which will benefit students in the field. Current professional practice topics are covered such as political, economic, and legal issues. Discusses the role of the professional nurse and the socialization of the nurse into a professional role. Profile in Practice boxes feature real nurses sharing their experiences related to the content in the chapter. Research findings, integrated throughout, reinforce the importance of research to practice. Encourage analysis and synthesis of the material with Critical Thinking Exercises. Key Points in every chapter allow students to focus on important information. Four new chapters: Communication Skills and Techniques; Rural Health Considerations; Violence as a Health Care Problem; and Vulnerable Populations, provide an even more thorough look at nursing and health care. An expanded and revised chapter on Critical Thinking, Clinical Judgment, and the Nursing Process helps students gain a better understanding of the role of critical thinking in clinical judgment and the nursing process. An expanded Challenges in Teaching and Learning chapter compares major theories, practices, and principles of effective experiences, the role of technology in nursing, and design in teaching and learning for groups and individuals.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2006
This the first basic, comprehensive text on evidence-based practice for health care workers, providing an introductory perspective of evidence-based practice in nursing and health care. Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice also presents evidence to support infrastructure, organizational culture, caregiver competencies, staffing and scheduling systems, and evaluation of the outcomes of service.
Author: Nancy Burns
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.
Designed to assist aspiring, novice, and experienced faculty members in obtaining a strong foundation for Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT), Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators explores past, present, and future aspects for teaching nursing in a variety of settings. This text promotes and demonstrates practical approaches for classroom, clinical, and simulation learning experiences while incorporating technology, generational considerations, and evidence. What's more, it addresses the academic environment while considering a wide array of teaching and learning aspects. Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators contains: * Key terms * Chapter objectives * Practical tips for nurse educators * Multiple choice questions with rationales and discussion questions
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES is essential reading for anyone wishing to undertake research or to read and interpret research findings in any of the health science disciplines. It covers both quantitative and qualitative research methodology taking a very down-to-earth, straightforward approach. The second edition includes new chapters on the single case and communication.
"This is a very welcome new book that will be of great value to those learning about research at all levels. It will be particularly useful for students who have no previous research knowledge and will aid their understanding of process and theory greatly." Dr Pat Colliety, Senior Tutor, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey Nursing Research leads the novice nurse researcher and student nurse through the main techniques and skills required of a practising nurse researcher. The authors provide readers with key information to understand, critically appraise and implement research in daily practice. Written in an accessible and engaging manner the book encourages students and practitioners to think about the whole research process, from reading the research of others to designing, conducting and analyzing their own research. Key features include: - coverage of all aspects of doing research, from research design to data gathering and report writing - key words, chapter summaries and further readings - in-depth nursing-based examples throughout - an extensive companion website. Nursing Research: An Introduction is an invaluable resource to both students at upper undergraduate and graduate level as well practicing nurses undertaking research.